Father’s Day is just around the corner and I know you’re wanting to get that special man something wonderful. This is where the Heartfelt Creations Sweet Serenity Collectioncomes into play. Yes, at first glance, this paper does NOT look masculine in any way, shape, or form, but I promise that you can make it manly with a twist of fancy…ahem…dare I say fancy and manly in the same sentence? You betcha!
I don’t know about you, but my Father is IMPOSSIBLE to shop for. I think I may have mentioned this on more than one occasion. Impossible. Since I will be in the middle of moving and unloading boxes in my new Texas home, I wanted something easy to send to him that I know he can get what he wants. What does that mean? Yes, you’re right. A giftcard. Gift cards are a little impersonal, so let’s get this decorative holder going to show that you really do think of him and spend time on his gifts (although you don’t have to spend hours). Start with your QuicKuts Pocket Envelope, make it snazzy, and walah! Father’s Day complete.
HCDP1 231 - Heartfelt Creations Posy Patch 12×12 paper Collection
DC0404 – QuicKutz Pocket Envelope
7501 – Want2Scrap – Swirls Rhinestones Black
202 – 1/4″ Scor-tape
CR-03745 – JustRite Summer Words Stamps
Also in this beautiful collection comes the Vintage floret stamp, which I couldn’t pass up in making a card. This is just incredibly gorgeous and so fun to make. It looks like you’ve spent a ton of time, but really haven’t because the product does all the work for you. I like to color in the details on stamps like these to give it more color and dimension. I used a fine tip marker to make the flowers pop and draw more attention to the center. Also a great Father’s Day card idea!
HCDP1 231 - Heartfelt Creations Posy Patch 12×12 paper Collection
We’re heading into wedding season which also means lots of anniversaries are celebrated as well during this time, so I thought I would share a romantic occasion card idea using Sizzix Framelits 11PK w/ Stamps Love set.
They say if your married in June, you’re a bride all your life, so why not create a card that can be a keepsake for life! After all, we make cards because we love it and we want the recipient to love it too!
You can use your own color scheme to even match the brides colors if you choose, but I really wanted to use the brown patterned paper, and loved it with the blue. I thought it looked rich and elegant.
Sizzix Big Shot machine
CT752 KaiserCraft Collectable, Elegance
CL03510 JustRite Stampers acrylic stamping block
TD-2 Want2Scrap Tear Drop Pearl Bling
659095 Sizzix Framelits 11PK w/ Stamps Love
FEPAD053 First Edition paper, Noir et Chic by Trimcraft
I hope this has given you some ideas for your wedding and anniversary cards!
If you would like to see step by step how I put this card together, then you are welcome to watch the following video!
It is the end of April already and we are busy getting ready for Mother’s Day! Our designers are getting projects made to give you ideas and we have tons of products available to help you with your projects or even give as gifts for mom.
If you don’t have anything specific in mind, you can go to our Mother’s Day category HERE to find items that are geared specifically toward mothers.
If you are looking for the latest products, look in NEW PRODUCTS under each of the main categories.
We have just brought on dies from Die-Versions and Cottage Cutz! Of course, Spellbinders, Sizzix and Quickutz are always popular gifts for the creative mom.
New stamps have just been released from JustRite Stampers and Heartfelt Creations!
Don’t forget that your crafty mom will need paper from DCWV, Graphic 45, Trimcraft, Authentique, & Bo Bunny.
Embossing Folders from Provo Craft, Crafts Too, Darice & Sizzix.
Value Pack Ribbon from American Crafts, and definitely don’t forget some beautiful Bling from Want2Scrap!
Find these and many more name brands on our site.
If your mom is just getting into scrapbooking, or if you want to put together a quick album as a gift, Project Life by Becky Higgins is perfect! Project Life is a solution-based approach to scrapbooking that was created to simplify the process in order to allow you more time to enjoy life! It requires no glue, no scissors, no tools, and no skills of any kind. The design of these CORE kits takes the guess work out of layout design so that you can focus on recording your everyday moments through your photos and journaling.
Each Core Kit includes:
- 500 3×4 journaling cards (filler design printed on the back of each card)
- 40 Bi-fold Journaling Cards (when you have more time to write)
- 8 First Page Cards (4 cards are 4×6 + 4 cards are 3×4)
- 8 Last Page Cards (4 cards are 4×6 + 4 cards are 3×4)
- 60 4×6 Title Cards (for horizontal or vertical use)
NOTE: These contents are designed to be paired with Becky Higgins Photo Pocket Pages.
There is just so much to choose from! I’d better get shopping for some fun things for my mom. She loves to scrapbook!
Remember to shop early as we may be waiting for some items to arrive from manufacturers. We normally ask that customers allow 2-14 days for shipping, however, we ship orders as quickly as possible. If we have everything on shelf, we ship within 24-48 business hours! We fill orders in the order in which they are received.
It’s Graduation week!!!! Hooray! I’ve been looking forward to this week for 6 long years for my husband to finish his Ph.D. and it’s finally here, so naturally I had to use the Spellbinders Ornate Squares for his Graduation Card! Now, I know you’ll look at this card and think, “What? That doesn’t look like a graduation card.” Let me explain. When writing your dissertation, I’m convinced that you loose a little of your sanity and start looking for anything to entertain yourself. My hubster picked up magic tricks as his new hobby, so I was so excited that this new Bo Bunny Anthem paper had face cards on it! So, he may be getting a doctorate degree in organic chemistry, but it has been the magician inside that has kept him sane the past few months. This is exactly what I love about homemade cards! You can do any theme you want, use any paper you want (even if it’s technically for the 4th of July), and make it personal.
The Spellbinders Ornate Squares are seriously TO DIE FOR! They are gorgeous! I also used the matching stamps by JustRite (the Ornate Happiness Squares) which are equally beautiful. I’m not sure if you can see it in the picture, but I stamped around the star paper with the graduation cap on it with the Ornate Happiness Squares. It adds just the right detail. The graduation/congratulations stamp was something I thought I’d never use and was elated to rediscover last night! Just what I needed. It’s part of the JustRite Summer Words stamps. So glad I had them! I will be using more and more of them in the near future.
So, it’s the season of graduation and you can now make a personalized card for your lucky graduate. Congratulations Class of 2013!
If you’re in the market for some ADORABLE baby paper, look at the First EditionAnimal Antics paper for your next layout! I looked at the pictures of the paper before I got it and I was instantly excited to get to work. I love paper that is so cute that you don’t have to do much to make it darling. This is exactly how this paper is. It is a great gender neutral paper as well, so you could use it for any beautiful new addition to your family. Honestly, First Edition makes the cutest paper on the block, so any of them will steal your heart away!
Seriously, the paper does all the work here, but having a couple of dies or stamps doesn’t hurt, does it? I used the JustRite Ornate Happiness Squares for the stamps in the circles. They are beautiful and would fit any layout or card you’re currently making. I also love the Hero Arts “a little note” stamp I used and cut out. Add a little color with some coloring pencils and it’s adorably tied in.
We’re continuing the CHA tour today by giving you a look at some of the fun things at the Spellbinders and JustRite Stampers Booths! Oh my goodness, they had such fun projects to see!
I ran into Cindy Echtinaw, the creator of the Spellbinders Card Creator system and had a fun visit with her! She is loaded with fun ideas and the new Card Creator dies are exquisite! If you haven’t taken a look at the new 5×7″ Card Creator system, you should definitely take a look at our Pre-Order section right now! WOW!
She also came out with an A2 Curved Corners Matting Basics, so you can put away your corner punches, because these will do it all for you! You want decorative edges on your cards? Then A2 Borders are fabulous and coordinate with the Card Creator! Like I have said before, Cindy is BRILLIANT!
Here is a fun photo of me with Cindy.
Here is a little baby shower card I did with my design samples that I received. Fun, fun, fun!
I want to thank my friend Margie at Spellbinders for taking time to show me some fun little tricks to using the new Imperial Gold dies and the Cut, Fold and Tuck dies (I’ll share later)! She is so much fun, and I look forward to seeing her each CHA! I thought she was going to spritz me when I took her picture! LOL!
Here are some of the winning projects that were submitted during their contest:
Congratulations to those winners! Awesome projects!
Our next stop is at JustRite Stampers, where I tried to take loads of photos of their new products! I love JustRite Stampers, because of their detail and the fact that so many of their stamps coordinate with Spellbinders dies!
Kelly and Angela made sure I got lots of pictures to show you, so here you go!
And that completes today’s CHA tour! I have more, so be sure to come back and get lots of scrapbooking and card making ideas from projects created by designers of additional vendors!
I don’t know about you, but I am always on the search for Christmas gift ideas starting in January! I actually bought my dad’s gift last January, and it is such a relief to know that he has been taken care of…..I just have to remember where I put it!
We have loads of gift ideas as well as products to help you with the arduous task of making Christmas cards or tags. Hey, if you already have them done for this year, why not think ahead for next year? It is never to early to get started!
Our Christmas Theme is a great spot to go to find a wide variety of Christmas products! There are many items to choose from, from dies to embossing folders, stamps to paper! You will be sure to find something that meets your fancy.
Just to name a few of the popular names you will find- Sizzix, Spellbinders, Quickutz, Bo Bunny, Hero Arts, Heartfelt Creations and JustRite Stampers! Gosh, I could go on and on, but I promised just a few. I guess you will just have to go to our Christmas Theme for yourself to see how many fun things there are to see there! If we can’t go directly to the North Pole, we may as well do the next best thing!
Here’s a peak at some of those items that might be on your wish list;
This is just a TINY sample of the Christmas product to get you through the holiday season. Don’t forget, that after the “Big Day”, you will need to scrapbook all of those holiday photos!
If you are shopping for gifts, please make sure you allow 2-14 days for shipping as we are selling fast and may be waiting for some items to arrive from the manufacturers, so don’t delay, get your orders in right away to be sure to allow enough time!
Every body loves a sale and we are having a huge Labor Day Sale Aug. 31- Sept. 3! Hundreds of items have been marked down, so you won’t want to miss out! These are fantastic prices that will enable you to get those items you have been longing for!
Now, I know the men will be hitting the home improvement stores for the tools they need, so ladies, now is your chance to shop for the tools you NEED for scrapbooking and card making at reduced prices! Whoo-hoo! Let’s go shopping!
We offer slashed prices on dies, stamps, paper, bling, design cards, embossing folders and accessories from many manufacturers like:
Quickutz Spellbinders Heartfelt Creations JustRite Stampers Tim Holtz Hero Arts
DCWV Making Memories Provo Craft Cuttlebug My Min’s Eye Want2Scrap Sizzix
I can’t even begin to name everything there is in the sale! You will have to check it out for yourself. Remember, you don’t have to get dressed or put on your makeup to catch our sale-BONUS! It’s come as you are and don’t wait. Some of these items are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
Attention all card makers! We have some incredible card ideas from JustRite Stampers CHA booth today! Not just cards either. There are beautiful tags, scrapbook layouts and altered art as well! If your creative mojo has been a little down, the ideas in this blog should pick you up FAST!
JustRite Stampers take great pride in providing quality stamp sets with beautiful designs and sentiments. Many of the stamps they create coordinate with their own exclusive Spellbinders dies and other Spellbinders dies which make cutting the stamped images a breeze.
You can find their rubber stamps sets in cling, clear or a select few in their original ribbed (ribbed requires a ribbed stamper).
Choose from sentiments, borders, background, alphabets, etc.! For more information about JustRite Stamps, go to our other blog posts featuring them HERE. There you can find Spellbinders Dies Compatibility Chart with JustRite Stamps which is incredibly helpful for choosing the right die to go with the stamp!
Now, I know that you are anxious to move on to the displays of ideas from the fabulous designers at JustRite, so let’s get on with it!
Is your head reeling with all of these ideas? Mine was! Can you imagine all the combined hours of work compiled into this one booth? WOW!
I hope you are now freshly inspired compliments of JustRite Stampers. Now all you have to do is get in that craft room and play!
Spellbinders Dies Compatibility Chart with JustRite Stamps for Scrapbooking, Card Making, and Paper Crafting. Die Cutting and Stamping has become the new trend and is very popular among crafters. If you haven’t noticed many stamp companies are cross marketing with die cutting companies like Spellbinders with justrite,heartfelt creations, stamping scrapping designs, and other like sizzix and hero arts. This has created a whole new world for paper crafters and we LOVE IT!!!
In this post we have put up a chart that you may refer to if you need to see which JustRite Stamps coordinate with what Spellbinders Dies and/or Nestabilities. Also below we have provided you with JustRite stamps that are compatible with their own unique custom dies as well!
Looking for ALL rubber,cling, and clear stamps that match up with Spellbinders Dies? See link below. We also have videos as well demonstrating on how to use these on this page as well.
JB-03730 Vintage Labels and Banner Dies
CL-03740 Going Places
CL-03735 Violette Vintage Labels
CR-03710 Anchors Away
CR-03705 Botanical Medallions & Banners
CR-03820 Christmas Vintage Labels
CR-03850 Just Because Vintage Labels
CR-03670 Vintage Rose Medallions
JB-03830 Antique Labels One
CL-03785 Christmas Antique Labels One
CL-03770 Greetings from London
CL-03840 Royal Antique Labels
CR-03820 Christmas Vintage Labels
CR-03825 Ever After Antique Labels
CR-03805 Noel Christmas Ornaments
CR-03845 With Gratitude Antique Labels One
JB-03775 Antique Tags One
CR-03875 Antique Autumn Tags One
CR-03780 Antique Christmas Tags One
Thanks! And let us know if you need anything else. We think this table or chart will help out many of you that are REALLY into stamping and die cutting OR simply want to know what goes with what. To see demo videos on how to use these and other stamps that are out there. You may click here!
Time to fess up. How many of you have been dying to try Spellbinders coordinating stamp sets, but have not considered yourselves “brave” enough to go for it? Seriously, it is MUCH easier than you think! There is nothing brave about it as you will see in the following videos. It is simply fun! Click HERE to view all of our stamp sets that coordinate with Spellbinders.
First of all, I want to define what Spellbinders coordinating stamp sets are. No, Spellbinders has not started manufacturing stamps, but several stamp companies have teamed up with Spellbinders, so to speak, to create stamp sets that will coordinate with their dies. Some even have their own exclusive dies manufactured by Spellbinders.
The manufacturers that we carry who have created coordinating stamp sets are: Heartfelt Creations, JustRite Stampers and Stamping Scrapping Designs.
Heartfelt Creations stamps are produced in the USA and are made with the highest quality of red rubber to ensure great stamped impressions every time. Our PreCut stamp sets are mounted on a cling foam, ready to be used on acrylic blocks. The most popular line of stamps is the newly-released series that coordinates with Spellbinder dies and exclusive Heartfelt Creations dies, manufactured by Spellbinders as well. This results in a detailed image on your die cut, enabling you to create a 3-D stamped dimension without using scissors. Their images are crisp and beautiful.
JustRite Stampers are rubber stamps that coordinate with custom Spellbinders dies for those Card Makers and Crafters that love the memories they are creating with their unique stamps and the constant flow of new ideas and fresh images. Their rubber, clear and cling stamps range from big bold and colorable to simple and delicate. They to have teamed up to have their own exclusive Spellbinders dies made for some of their stamp sets. Here is their compatibility chart for your viewing so you can see exactly what you need to match up with your spellbinders dies. View HERE!
Stamping Scrapping Designs are clear stamps that take the guesswork out of stamping! Their crystal clear stamps allow you to see exactly where your image will appear. Stamping Scrapping stamps are highly detailed and made of top quality photo polymer resin, that does not rip or tear easily. When used with the clear acrylic blocks, you are able to stamp accurately and with perfect precision. These sets are designed to compliment each other & match Spellbinders dies.
Here is a video showing the different manufacturer stamps:
I have had quite a few people mention that using the stamps with the dies looks to complicated, but let me tell you, it is quite the opposite! It is SO much easier than cutting with scissors and MUCH less time consuming! This process will speed up your card making and scrapbooking projects and you will not believe the difference it can make! You’ll be asking yourself why you didn’t try this sooner! You will become a pro in no time at all!
Here, let me show you:
I hope you enjoyed both of today’s videos and that you now know how simple die cutting stamped images can be! This process works on ANY stamp and die set. So, are you ready to be “brave”? Go for it!
Want the latest in paper crafting fashion? Well, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders are in and walking the crafting runway! We are keeping up with the latest trend in embossing folders and let me just say…. these are STYLIN’! See HERE for the most recent arrivals.
Provo Craft has a folder style for everyone! From A2, 5×7, borders, folders w/matching border and sets. Take your pick!
You also have your choice of theme. Wedding, Spring, Summer, Christmas, Big Top and much more!
These Embossing Folders can be used in the Cuttlebug, Big Shot, Big Shot Pro, Vagabond, Epic Six Tool, Evolution and Grand Calibur Machines. Some machines may require adapter mats (sold separately) to accommodate embossing folders.
For more information on these and other embossing folders, see HERE. For some easy tips and Techniques with embossing folders click HERE.
Here are a couple card examples using new Cuttlebug Embossing Folders.
Thank You Card:
2001227 Cuttlebug African Batik (A2)
MS-003-00093 DCWV Serenity Mat Stack
MS-003-00094 DCWV Serenity Solid Cardstock Mat Stack
657911 Sizzix Framelits Die Set 5PK Tags, Fancy
657908 Sizzix Framelits Die Set 6PK Rectangles
CR-03710 JustRite Stampers Anchors Away
2001270 Cuttlebug Nathanial’s Penwork (5×7)
FAB150 Teresa Collins 8×8 Linen Paper Pad from Fabrications Collection
MS-003-00094 DCWV Serenity Solid Cardstock Mat Stack
657911 Sizzix Framelits Die Set 5PK Tags, Fancy
CR-03710 JustRite Stampers Anchors Away
Brown ink pad from Stampin’ Up
For this card I embossed the front of my card, then rubbed my ink pad right over the embossed area to bring out the design from the pattern paper. This folder has the matching border included. I did not do that for the embossed strip, but it is an option. You could also use embossing powder and a heat tool for some added flair.
I hope you have enjoyed our blogs this month on embossing folders. They are such a great tool to create beautiful cards, scrapbook embellishments and other projects with ease! I’m sure you will agree that they enhance class and elegance to your particular style.
We are fast approaching the middle of May already, and there has been so much show you lately! I am totally stocked about today’s blog, because I am going to show you JustRite Stampers May 2012 release! See HERE. If you are into Vintage, then you are going to LOVE the stamps in this release for sure!
They have included masculine and feminine touches in this release, from flowers and dress forms to vintage automobiles, ships and airplaines! Elegant backgrounds, edges that coordinate with Spellbinders Edgeabilities and Summer Words to complete your projects. Several sets coordinate with their exclusive Spellbinders Medallion dies. What else could you ask for? Well.. you could ask for a compatibility chart to make it even easier to match up your dies with justrite stampers stamps. Click here!
The stamps in this release are cling and clear stamps that will stick to ANY acrylic block. Take a look for yourselves!
Aren’t these wonderful? Just imagine the handsome Father’s Day cards you could turn out with the masculine stamp sets! If cards are not your thing, but you love to scrapbook, these stamps would be ideal for creating awesome vintage or shabby chic layouts!
Just a reminder- Father’s Day is June 17th, which is only five weeks away, but still plenty of time to make cards for the special men in your life! I’d love to hear your comments on this release!
Have a wonderful weekend and for all of you moms, Have a Happy Mother’s Day! I’ll be back next week! For ideas using this release click HERE to visit JustRite Stampers blog.
Easter is almost upon us (hard to believe!) and you only have a few more days to get those cards mailed out! I pulled out my JustRite Stampers CR-03660 Easter Blessings stamp set for my card below. It coordinates with JB-10025 Nested Oval Medallion.
Well, we’re back from CHA and I personally wish I would have missed my flight and had to stay there! It was so nice and warm in Anaheim and I woke up to snow this morning here in Utah!
The show was fabulous! I saw so many new products and ideas that my head is still swimming! I also achieved my goal of getting my picture taken with Tim Holtz! Yay! Tauna is on the right and I am on the left (your left). I told her that she may not have met Mickey Mouse but she got to meet Tim Holtz instead, and that is even better for those of us in the crafting world!
So, now that you’ve seen Tim Holtz, I can move on to what we saw at the show. This will take a few blogs, so be prepared!
Our first stop is at JustRite Stampers. I absolutelyadore their ocean themed stamps! I also love that so many of their stamps coordinate with Spellbinders dies and that they work with Spellbinders to create their own exclusive dies to coordinate their stamps! I really want to show you some of the beautiful projects their talented designers have done, so here is your virtual tour of their booth!
This last one is a great example of the Spellbinders Edgeabilities! I hope you enjoyed seeing a few these fantastic projects from the JustRite Stampers booth! They had so many, it was very difficult to choose which to show you! Check back tomorrow for more fun from CHA!